The Wages of Obamacare: the Unsubsidized are Dropping Coverage (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Obamacare’s main mission was to get more people covered, but 1.2 million who did not qualify for Obamacare subsidies dropped off the exchanges between 2017 and 2018.  Oops.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/457126-new-data-shows-drop-in-coverage-among-people-not-eligible-for-obamacare

Premiums went down 7.5 percent in states that sought relief from Obamacare mandates, but rose 3 percent in states that did not
https://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/report/how-health-care-premiums-are-declining-states-seek-relief-obamacares

Adding state hi-risk pools helps fix Obamacare’s defects and soaring premiums
https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/preexisting-conditions-the-size-of-the-pool-36713.cfm

Obamacare #GeniusMasterminds wrong again – ACA premiums in the states that allowed Trump short-term insurance expansion went up LESS, not more, than in states that restricted short-term insurance
https://issuesinsights.com/2019/08/07/the-obamacare-experts-are-wrong-again/?utm_source=Galen+Email+Alerts+%26+AHC&utm_campaign=5445914158-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_14_12_40__COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_93ad194d45-5445914158-171567693&mc_cid=5445914158&mc_eid=4fec4aa80b

State fixes to stupid Obamacare drawing insurers back
https://khn.org/news/as-states-strive-to-stabilize-insurance-marketplaces-insurers-return/

A million+ New Yorkers facing an average 7 percent increase in Obamacare plan premiums next year. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/politics/albany/2019/08/12/health-insurance-rates-new-york-how-much-theyll-rise-2020/1984137001/

ACA Cadillac tax will ensnare most working families’ health insurance plans if it goes into effect in 2022, posing a threat to employer coverage
https://wcfcourier.com/opinion/columnists/guest_columnists/column-higher-costs-worse-health-coverage-looms-for-iowans/article_b77014c6-d24b-5b43-a07b-75aef1064d48.html

Trump administration still working on the plan to repeal and replace Obamcare originally due this month, but won’t give a timetable
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/457574-trump-health-chief-officials-actively-working-on-obamacare-replacement-plan

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Medicaid Expansion’s World of Hurt (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Medicaid expansion disaster in Louisiana could become a campaign issue
https://thehayride.com/2019/08/sadow-the-medicaid-expansion-narrative-is-beginning-to-slip-away-from-edwards/

Arkansas did Medicaid expansion the expensive way (insurance subsidies); ensuing financial disaster led state to ask feds lower eligibility from 138% to 100% of FPL, but not optimistic after feds recently denied similar Utah proposal. #HotelCalifornia
https://www.kait8.com/2019/08/07/arkansas-governor-not-expecting-medicaid-proposal-approval/

Medicaid expansion does not save rural hospitals, or boost state’s economy, or improve health outcomes for the working poor
https://www.clarionledger.com/story/opinion/columnists/2019/08/09/mississippi-voters-know-medicaid-expansion-bad-bet/1954308001/

Memo: proposed Medicaid expansion constitutional amendment in Florida would prevent the state from leaving the program
http://www.fox35orlando.com/health/memo-raises-possibility-of-medicaid-exit

States say they’re saving money after Medicaid expansion, but costs shifted to federal taxpayers and federal deficit is rising as a result
https://www.thecentersquare.com/virginia/person-medicaid-expansion-costs-virginia-less-but-federal-taxpayers-hundreds/article_5f6263ac-b7db-11e9-ab9b-173a5d079e6a.html

People slammed into Medicaid expansion who were previously eligible for Obamacare subsidies are getting worse coverage
https://www.thecentersquare.com/virginia/person-medicaid-expansion-costs-virginia-less-but-federal-taxpayers-hundreds/article_5f6263ac-b7db-11e9-ab9b-173a5d079e6a.html

Trump administration’s torpedoing of partial Medicaid expansion is a win for the truly needy (fewer states will be tempted into full expansion for childless able-bodied adults)
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/05/refusing-fund-medicaid-expansion-huge-win-taxpayers-needy/

Activists call for full Medicaid expansion in Utah after feds reject partial expansion
https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2019/08/02/medicaid-supporters-call/

Limits on Colorado state spending under Taxpayer Bill of Rights rein in Medicaid-Industrial Complex
https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/2019/08/05/gorman-taxpayers-bill-of-rights-ensures-medicaid-spending-follows-dropping-enrollment/

Over 200 emails with tips about waste, fraud, and abuse in the Kansas Medicaid program went to an email box no one was checking and were left unread for more than a year. #StupidGovernment
https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article233465682.html

Medicaid expansion will be on the ballot in 5 states – South Dakota, Mississippi, Wyoming, Florida and Missouri
https://www.manatt.com/Insights/News/2019/Five-States-Approve-Medicaid-Expansion-Vote-for-20

Obamacare abortifacient mandate loses in court – again
https://www.lifenews.com/2019/08/07/obama-hhs-abortion-mandate-loses-in-court-cant-force-christian-businesses-to-fund-abortions/

Poll: Only 4 percent of Iowa Dems like the current healthcare system (i.e., Obamacare). #ItsNotWorking
https://freebeacon.com/politics/poll-iowa-democrats-hate-obamacare/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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Obamacare Failed to Reduce Healthcare Costs (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Zeke Emanuel betrayed your trust – Obamacare did NOT reduce total medical spending, as Zeke claims. Zeke cited an estimate before ACA was passed for the proposition that it did.  #LIAR
https://www.medpagetoday.com/publichealthpolicy/healthpolicy/81275

Total cost of healthcare and cost per taxpayer are both way UP under Obamacare
https://www.laconiadailysun.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/obamacare-hasn-t-lowered-health-care-costs-just-the-opposite/article_56aa434c-ae3f-11e9-8820-33969a161d2f.html

High Obamacare deductibles provoking real anger – ‘better off on Medicaid’
https://newsradiowrva.radio.com/blogs/jeff-katz/mess-created-obamacare-ruining-lives

Spending half the Democratic debates on Medicare-for-All is an admission that Obamacare is a big flop. #ItsNotWorking
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/in-the-debate-on-healthcare-the-democratic-candidates-admit-obamacare-isnt-working

Joe Biden, Obamacare’s biggest defender – structured his taxes to avoid paying for it
https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/31/joe-biden-says-loves-medicare-obamacare-deliberately-avoid-paying-taxes/

ACA’s Anatomy – Big money and bevy of left-wing groups behind push for Obamacare and other government-run healthcare proposals of recent decades
https://capitalresearch.org/article/the-blueprint-for-obamacare-originates-in-left-wing-dark-money/

Incredible Shrinking Obamacare losing policyholders to Medicaid, small group market, and short-term plans
https://www.baconsrebellion.com/wp/health-insurance-check-up-migration-to-medicaid/

Medicaid expansion might have improved access in Louisiana, but at what cost?  State spending is way up and Medicaid is the primary reason
https://www.thecentersquare.com/louisiana/study-louisiana-s-medicaid-expansion-improved-health-care-access-critics/article_c970f7c8-b3b6-11e9-85d1-8fd48a86e511.html

Louisiana congressman seeks federal probe into whether state’s Governor is misusing taxpayer funds to misrepresent impact of Medicaid expansion
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/article_e6ea779c-b48e-11e9-aee9-f3ec358b4f6d.html

Federal rejection of Utah partial Medicaid expansion throws cold water on similar proposals in other states (e.g., Georgia).  (Trump administration raised the stakes: Medicaid expansion is now an all-or-nothing proposition)
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/payment/utah-waiver-denial-dooms-states-hopes-partial-medicaid-expansion
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https://khn.org/morning-breakout/georgias-hopes-for-generous-federal-funding-to-expand-medicaid-dim-following-utah-rejection/

Economists studying proposed Medicaid expansion in Florida can’t agree on how many would sign up or how much it would save on prisoner healthcare, but they do agree 593,000 would drop private insurance
https://cbs12.com/news/local/economists-grapple-with-medicaid-expansion

LSU researchers dishonest and won’t retract flawed study; tout economic benefits of Medicaid expansion but don’t acknowledge loss of federal subsidies when people leave Obamacare to go on expanded Medicaid
https://thehayride.com/2019/07/appel-jbes-voodoo-economics-on-medicaid-expansion/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

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– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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If You Think Medicaid is a Mess in the States Now, Just Wait until the Next Recession (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Medicaid expansion wreaking havoc in Louisiana – enrollment blew past projections, Medicaid now half of state budget, forced to dip into general fund, no plan to pay for scheduled decrease in federal match
https://thehayride.com/2019/07/abraham-its-time-to-be-honest-about-medicaid-expansion/

Medicaid to cost Iowa $115 million more in state funding in new fiscal year, in part thanks to Medicaid expansion
https://www.thecentersquare.com/iowa/iowa-taxpayers-share-of-medicaid-costs-to-rise-by-million/article_70775a6c-a41c-11e9-b2c1-d71a2ad709af.html

Florida’s smaller counties worry they will get hit with higher costs and more property taxes if Medicaid expansion passes in the state
https://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/07/16/floridas-smaller-counties-worried-about-medicaid-expansion/

States not ready for next recession; fixed Medicaid costs will squeeze budgets
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/report-finds-illinois-other-states-not-ready-for-next-recession/article_37896d36-9773-11e9-858c-1f00c7240c12.html
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https://www.thecentersquare.com/texas/medicaid-costs-could-squeeze-texas-budget-if-economy-slows-report/article_53764776-98db-11e9-bc45-27eec5ee7ad3.html
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https://stateofreform.com/news/states/texas/2019/07/report-details-financial-impact-of-texas-medicaid-expansion/

Fever for Medicaid expansion generally cooling in hold-out states; cost is a big issue
https://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/gov-medicaid-expansion-2019-bill-legislation-obamacare-states.html

California claimed it would use state money for Medicaid expansion for illegal aliens, but one-fourth of the cost will come from federal emergency and maternity care funds
https://www.politico.com/states/california/story/2019/07/01/newsom-trump-spar-on-undocumented-medicaid-were-going-to-stop-it-president-vows-1084625

Trump administration will not give generous federal match for partial Medicaid expansion (as in Utah) because arguing in court entirety of Obamacare is unconstitutional
https://consumer.healthday.com/public-health-information-30/affordable-care-act-obamacare-955/unnecessary-ambulance-calls-in-nyc-spiked-after-obamacare-747863.html?utm_source=Galen+Email+Alerts+%26+AHC&utm_campaign=9a0b7581a5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_14_12_40__COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_93ad194d45-9a0b7581a5-171567693&mc_cid=9a0b7581a5&mc_eid=4fec4aa80b

Medicaid expansion crowding out private insurance in Virginia. #ToldYouSo
https://www.baconsrebellion.com/wp/health-insurance-check-up-migration-to-medicaid/

Attention turns to fraud and corruption in Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program as the territory seeks increased funding
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-puertorico-congress/puerto-rico-faces-tougher-scrutiny-over-federal-medicaid-funding-idUSKCN1UC2PI

Louisiana’s massive Medicaid fraud problems remain unresolved
https://www.thecentersquare.com/louisiana/focus-on-medicaid-fraud-continues-as-federal-appeals-court-hears/article_35d77c6e-9357-11e9-8cf3-373e2c140fed.html

Some states take aim at the open-ended entitlement nature of Medicaid; seek block grants, enrollment or per capita caps
https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2019/07/24/with-trumps-blessing-some-states-aim-to-cap-medicaid-rolls

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Court Upholds Escape Hatch from Obamacare (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Federal judge upholds Trump administration 3-year short-term health insurance regulation. #ObamacareEscapeHatch
https://www.axios.com/affordable-care-act-hhs-short-term-health-insurance-9d33eb4d-b380-4f37-876e-f4e1a2ab1962.html

House votes to repeal Obamacare ‘Cadillac tax’
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/07/17/House-votes-to-repeal-Affordable-Care-Acts-Cadillac-tax/4561563404453/?mph=3

Health insurance premiums and deductibles can exceed $25,000 a year for those who don’t receive Obamacare subsidies
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/no-obamacare-subsidies-premiums-deductibles-can-top-25-000

Joe Biden repeats ‘you can keep your plan’ lie.  Obama knew it wasn’t true when Obama said it. That’s documented – Politifact ‘Lie of the Year’ 2013
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/07/18/biden-obamacare-ad-n2550072

Obamacare revisionist history: ‘the ACA was a compromise with the Republicans.’  No, the Democrats rammed it down everybody’s throat without a single Republican vote.
https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/16/three-obamacare-myths-refuse-die/

“U.S. appeals court blocks Trump administration birth control exemptions”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-birthcontrol/u-s-appeals-court-blocks-trump-administration-birth-control-exemptions-idUSKCN1U72M5

AAPS: Obamacare stands in the way of affordable health insurance for the many
https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/490560086/overturning-obamacare-would-benefit-americans-association-of-american-physicians-and-surgeons-aaps-tells-president-and-congress

Health-sharing ministry membership up 600 percent in 9 years. If Obamacare is so great, why are so many people rushing for the exits?
https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/15/use-of-this-health-insurance-alternative-has-increased-600-percent-since-obamacare/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Doctor Conscience Rule Delayed Until at Least November 22nd (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Trump administration doctor conscience rule delayed until at least November 22nd due to litigation
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/28/politics/conscience-objection-final-rule-delayed/index.html

Federal appeals court asks for briefs on whether blue states have standing to challenge district court judge’s ruling overturning Obamacare; it’s possible no one has standing to appeal
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/450485-court-questions-whether-blue-states-have-standing-to-seek-to-uphold

1.4 million lost health insurance since 2016 because of massive rate increases caused by ACA rules, according to an April CBO report”
https://aapsonline.org/aaps-news-june-2019-aca-v-amendment-x/

California reinstates dreaded Obamacare individual mandate
https://apnews.com/02baf57f765b40fda79749fc350ae95c

Covering illegal aliens, reinstating the hated individual mandate, giving subsidies to people making 6 times the poverty level – could California get it more wrong?
https://thefederalist.com/2019/06/18/california-embodies-everything-wrong-obamacare/

IBM to pay almost $15 million to settle its part in the Maryland Obamacare exchange train wreck
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ibm-to-pay-nearly-15-million-for-issues-tied-to-marylands-health-exchange-11560540150

New HRA rule ameliorates preexisting conditions problem because worker-purchased plans are portable
https://thefederalist.com/2019/06/17/trump-administration-gets-smart-pre-existing-conditions/?utm_source=Galen+Email+Alerts+%26+AHC&utm_campaign=a655ed43c1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_14_12_40__COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_93ad194d45-a655ed43c1-171567693&mc_cid=a655ed43c1&mc_eid=4fec4aa80b

Rush Limbaugh caller describes his Obamacare nightmare
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/06/28/caller-describes-his-obamacare-nightmare/

California Blue Shield ditching workplace ‘wellness’ programs – ‘zombies’ that don’t work and don’t lower costs. Obamacare Genius Masterminds – #TheyWereWrongAboutEverything
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/25/california-blue-shield-exec-slams-zombie-workplace-wellness-programs.html

Unnecessary ambulance calls went way up after Medicaid expansion in New York – ‘cheaper than Uber’
https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-06-28/unnecessary-ambulance-calls-in-nyc-spiked-after-obamacare

Study documents that enrollment blew way past projections in Medicaid expansion states
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/medicaid-signups-blow-past-forecasts-in-expansion-states-study

Idaho still doesn’t know how to pay for voter-mandated Medicaid expansion
https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/post/how-will-idaho-pay-medicaid-expansion-group-looking-it

Cost shifting from the uninsured to private payers goes UP, not down after Medicaid expansion
https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/the-arizona-medicaid-expansion-experience

Medicaid expansion – ginormous costs beyond all expectations, no significant improvement in health outcomes, persistent access problems.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/medicaid-expansion-is-a-failure-lots-of-spending-little-benefit

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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The Stupidity of the American Technocrat (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Jonathan Gruber ponders what we’ve learned about the stupidity of the American voter after 10 years of Obamacare; touts increased coverage which was never more than about half of what he predicted.
https://www.nber.org/papers/w25932#fromrss

Medicaid expansion blowing up Nevada state budget, as another state finds out that taking ‘free’ money from Washington threatens education, infrastructure, and other state spending priorities
https://www.recordcourier.com/opinion/nevadas-medicaid-budget-ballooning/

It’s funny to see liberals worry about high Medicaid spending and how it squeezes other state spending priorities like education and infrastructure. #ToldYouSo
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/6/3/18650609/health-care-medicaid-expansion-recession

Concern about cost sinks Medicaid expansion in Alabama and North Carolina for now
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/north-carolina-senate-rejects-medicaid-expansion
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https://www.al.com/news/2019/05/where-do-we-find-the-money-once-again-medicaid-expansion-stalls-in-alabama.html

Medicaid expansion would be a disaster for North Carolina; the state would “need to reduce provider payments, divert resources from other important parts of the budget … or greatly increase taxes.”
https://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/2019/06/10/heartland-institute-reject-the-push-for-medicaid-expansion-jlfs-jordan-roberts-medicaid-expansion-for-the-heartland-institute/

Medicaid expansion states show consistent pattern of higher enrollment and expenditures than projected – makes one wonder whether expansion supporters deliberately low-balled the cost
http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2019/05/medicaid-expansionists-should-know-no-free-lunch-from-debt-ridden-federal-government/

Republicans block Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin because intended beneficiaries already qualify for highly-subsidized Obamacare plans
https://www.cbs58.com/news/republicans-stand-by-rejection-of-medicaid-expansion

Medicaid expansion crowding out private insurance in Louisiana. #ToldYouSo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/medicaid-expansion-has-louisianans-dropping-their-private-plans-11559944048

Another Republican who voted for Medicaid expansion in Virginia gets voted out
https://www.thecentersquare.com/virginia/virginia-republican-who-backed-medicaid-expansion-loses-to-primary-challenger/article_26765a30-8d10-11e9-9b3d-ff201ebdaf92.html

Psychiatrist participation in Medicaid declined after Medicaid expansion. #MedicaidAccessProblems
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/914006

California moves closer to giving free Medicaid health benefits to illegal aliens (and the rest of us U.S. taxpayers are just supposed to support this recklessness?)
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/14/politics/california-budget-medicaid-undocumented-immigrants/index.html

Self-interested healthcare unions and Planned Parenthood behind Medicaid expansion push in Florida. #FollowTheMoney
https://www.wmfe.org/medicaid-for-more-constitutional-amendment-gets-enough-signatures-for-legal-review/113930

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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ACA Contraceptive Mandate Knocked Down in Court (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Federal judge in Texas permanently blocks enforcement of ACA contraceptive mandate against any employer with religious objections
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/30394

Pennsylvania and New Jersey in court arguing that the federal government has to force the Little Sisters of the Poor to give out contraception against their religion
https://www.westernjournal.com/states-force-little-sisters-poor-back-court-obamacare-mandate/
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https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/nuns-hhs-to-clash-with-states-over-obamacare-birth-control-rule

Don’t tell me Obamacare has ‘stabilized’; the era of big price hikes is not – 13% in Vermont, 8.4% in New York. That’s a lot of victims. #TheTrainWreckWillNeverEnd
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/03/obamacare-rate-hikes-appear-modest-for-2020-1497115

How to Defraud Medicaid #187 – stop cleaning pools for a living, open luxury rehab centers for cash-cows (i.e., government-subsidized addicts), keep going until you have $176 million
https://www.cato.org/blog/federal-subsidies-spur-massive-fraud

Presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet sings Obamacare’s praises, but won’t sign up for it
https://thefederalist.com/2019/06/04/dem-presidential-candidate-just-loves-obamacare-wont-sign/

One in 4 Americans skipping needed medical procedures because of the high cost.  Wasn’t Obamacare supposed to fix all that? We were sold a bill of goods. #ItsNotWorking
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/446664-poll-1-in-4-americans-say-cost-led-to-skipping-medical-care

The public was more satisfied with healthcare in 2007 than in 2018 – after years and $586 billion of Obamacare
https://issuesinsights.com/2019/06/04/586-billion-later-health-care-in-bigger-state-of-crisis-thanks-obama/

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

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Obamacare Cheerleader Now Admits It’s a Failure (all the bad news about Obamacare)

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Lawmaker who helped ram Obamacare down our throats now admits #ItsNotWorking
https://freebeacon.com/issues/lawmaker-who-helped-write-obamacare-what-we-have-now-is-not-working/

“New evidence that short-term plans offer good coverage for many”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/about-that-junk-health-insurance-11558290334

Oral arguments in constitutional challenge to Obamacare set for July 9th
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-obamacare/5th-circuit-sets-arguments-over-constitutionality-of-obamacare-for-july-9-idUSL2N22Z1UQ

Proposed HHS rule would remove Obamacare protections for transgenders
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-hhs-moves-to-roll-back-obamacare-protections-for-transgender-patients

“CMS to expand requirements for ACA navigators”
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/insurance/cms-expand-requirements-aca-navigators

Ohio Medicaid expansion hit the wall under Kasich; now premiums and co-pays he vetoed are on the table again to #AddressTheMess
https://radio.wosu.org/post/some-ohio-medicaid-recipients-could-soon-pay-small-premiums-copays

Delusional Louisiana Health Secretary thinks Medicaid expansion doesn’t cost taxpayers anything and that costs to the state aren’t double original estimates (Chris Jacobs) https://www.theadvertiser.com/story/opinion/2019/05/17/inconvenient-truths-louisianas-medicaid-expansion/3693606002/

The truth about the phony-baloney work requirements that sold Medicaid expansion in Virginia: it will be years before they are in place, if ever. Stupid Republicans whine “this just isn’t what we were promised”
https://www.dailypress.com/news/virginia/dp-nws-medicaid-work-requirements-update-20190521-story.html

Gov. Bevin and feds make argument in court: SNAP and TANF have work requirements; why not Medicaid expansion?
https://forwardky.com/bevin-trump-administrations-cite-snap-work-requirement-reverse-medicaid-ruling/

“N.C. House budget underestimates funding needed for Medicaid”. #DejaVuAllOverAgain
https://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2019/05/20/n-c-house-budget-underestimates-funding-needed-for-medicaid/

Louisiana still trying to clean up its Medicaid rolls – 30,000 ineligibles were removed in March; state sends out 17,000 more eligibility inquiries
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_e5526ace-7ca9-11e9-9083-ff0bc51a0a7a.html

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

 

 

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Escape Obamacare Now (all the bad news about Obamacare)

Join us:
– #SinglePayer most Mondays
– All the Bad News About Obamacare most Saturdays below and on Twitter

Short-term plans: far cheaper, better provider networks, and ACA essential health benefits covered (except maternity care). #EscapeObamacare
https://www.manhattan-institute.org/cheaper-health-insurance-alternatives-to-obamacare-for-low-medium-risk-patients

Obamacare in flux – good rundown on what’s changed and what hasn’t
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/05/16/democrats-try-save-obamacare-donald-trump-chips-away/3678578002/

Wannabe Obamacare genius mastermind Gavin Newsom – subsidize people making $150K/yr and bring back the hated individual mandate to pay for it. Sheer genius!
https://splinternews.com/democratic-run-states-are-experimenting-with-healthcare-1834782200

Louisiana Department of Health needs to spend nearly a billion more next year but, don’t worry, Uncle Sugar Medicaid dollars will pay for it
https://www.thecentersquare.com/louisiana/department-of-health-budget-calls-for-million-more-than-last/article_83236ab6-75a5-11e9-808b-13f77be2e002.html

Lawmaker hopes to turn Tennessee Medicaid competition provisions (shop around, keep unspent funds, etc.) into federal pilot program
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/medicaid-needs-competition-free-market/

How to Defraud Medicaid #186 – create a home health agency, bill for unauthorized services and spend more hours with patients than needed, rake in millions
https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/05/16/new-american-from-kenya-convicted-in-medicaid-fraud-scheme/

“Audit: California made $71 million in Medicaid payments for dead patients”
https://www.thecentersquare.com/california/audit-california-made-million-in-medicaid-payments-for-dead-patients/article_076c16da-76a8-11e9-a78c-e7934a466948.html

Deconstructing the Single Payer Narrative (tweets & analysis) –
http://www.liberato.us/single-payer.html

REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!
– legalize true catastrophic insurance
– return Medicaid to a poverty program

END THE OBAMACARE CONGRESSIONAL EXEMPTION!

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